dyfi enduro roll call
Its not too early for this is it? (Or has it been done?)
Getting excited now 🙂
Number 72, ti Voodoo hardtail with a Rohly. Running tubeless tyres this year so hopefully you won’t see me on the trailside.
It’ll be my 11th one (missed 2004 & 2005 as I was in NZ). I’ll keep coming back for as long as it keeps going.Posted 3 years agoorena45Subscriber
This will be my 5th Dyfi in 6 years. Biggest ride this year so far has been 22 miles and about a 1/3 of the elevation so I’m expecting to struggle (again) this year!
Recently built up a new Cotic Soul and I’m torn between taking that to make the climbs a bit easier, or my trusty slightly heavier Five and have more fun on the downhills…or put the Crests from the Soul on the Five to make it a bit lighter…or put the Revs from the Five on the Soul to make it better for the descents…blah blah #1stworldproblemsPosted 3 years agogetonyourbikeMember
I’ll be on my Whyte 909 27.5″ trail hardtail. Really looking forward to it. Minion DHF on the front and a 2.1″ Crossmark on the back for rolling speed, both setup tubeless.
I’ve got to try and beat my 79th place finish from last year now. This could hurt.Posted 3 years agopbooker1995Member
No 43. My first time too. I’ve done the Coed Y Brenin one the last couple of years but my first dyfi. Did 32 miles yesterday with 3000ft of climbing so some form of training.
Will be on a Bright Orange Orange Alpine 160 with loads of Hope Purple goodies so should stand out!
Anyway, looking forward to it. Should be a great event.Posted 3 years agotomasoSubscriber
I’ll be there with the family camping in the van, but only me riding. I’m number 192 and riding my XC whippet Specialized Pitch with Lyriks and those terribly unfashionable and obsolete 29 inch wheel.
I think I’m fitter than last year and have for once managed to actually get out for some rides in day light of a reasonable distance.
Looking forward to the beer tent and the free bar near the end I imagine any sense of preparation will be rendered useless by the beer tent on Saturday night…Posted 3 years agodazhSubscriber
This will be my 5th. It’s the first thing on the calendar every year, to the point where I’ve briefed all my family and friends that they are not to organise any marriages or family events on the 1st bank holiday weekend in May for the foreseeable future.
I’ll be on a green Cotic Solaris. A lot fitter this year so hopefully will make the cut for the extra bit at the end this year.Posted 3 years agomcobieMember
Had a break of 3 years after doing for the previous 4…looking forward to it.
Not sure whether to make a weekend of it and camp or drive up on Sunday, do the ride and then drive home after 🙄
Hope the weather holds off!
I’ll be on my white Yeti ASR5 which will be undergoing some major TLC this week 😳Posted 3 years agoBurchy1Member
I’ll be on a kwackers green Dialled Alpine set up singlespeed with ‘race specific’ components, meaning i’ve dug out the 17t cog for the nice moorland climb in the middle.
Looking forward to seeing who’s hiding in the woods this year, hopefully deliverance banjo man is back!Posted 3 years agosuperfliMember
Number 14 here. My 2nd time, last year was brilliant, therefore enrolled a number of other QECP Trail Collective buddies to come along 🙂
I’ll be camping with the family (they arent riding), and riding on an Orange Cotic Soul. Green/Black QECP jersey.
Praying for good’ish weather, else wife wont be very happy!Posted 3 years agoFantombikerSubscriber
Yes I’m in, doing it for the first time.
Can someone who has done it before give me some advice?…I’d like to ride without a backpack, so will be relying on feed stations for liquid, is this sensible, I’ll have just one bottle on board and will need topping up…..Thanks!Posted 3 years agogetonyourbikeMember
matther01 – Member
Fair amount of HTs…now contemplating using mine. How bad are the decents for a 140 HT?
They really are fine. If you want to get a decent time, then go for the hardtail. If you just want to have fun and hit the descents hard, then take the full sus.Posted 3 years agochippsSubscriber
Waves hand! I’ll be there. Number thousand and something(!), not sure what bike I have that works and not sure when I’m arriving, but probably down for Saturday afternoon and definitely in the beer tent on Saturday night. Wave when you pass me on the climbs and the descents… I think it’s my 12th event (I’ve missed one ever I think)Posted 3 years agosingletrackmindMember
Im in .#52
Probably on a black Ano 575 with White Fox 32’s
Will start fine the fade into the darkness after approx 30km as my endurance seems to be about 3hrs.
Any tyre advice welcomed , will be tubeless and normally put my trust in Vert Pros or Maxxis Ignitors which are basically identical.Posted 3 years agosuperfliMember
I’ll tell you what I learnt last year. I have a Heckler and a Soul. I took the soul and it was perfect, the Heckler would have been too heavy for the requirement. Ups are generally fireroad with the exception of 2 (that I can remember) singletrack climbs – most were walking up, so you would inevitably get stuck behind them. The climbs are long, the descents are very good, rocky, with gulleys sometimes, and some towards the end slippy and slidey, but considering the length of the climbs, relatively very short. So you want something that favours the climbs. I also had far to heavy a backpack with bladder. It gave me backache. This time I will be going light with a simple tool kit, a few energy bars/gels and a water bottle. The fuel stop is about 2/3rds through, but has lots of food and drink. Tyres, I used Conti XKings last year, tubeless. Front was fine (2.4), back (2.2) split after me hairing down a rocky descent about 1/3 of way in. I’m taking a Nobby Nic snakeskin DD (2.4) this time on the back.Posted 3 years agopitcherproMember
I’m in N0.68 on my enduro . This will be my second time and thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend ( apart from falling off not long after the feed station which resulted in a non shifting left thumb,found out afterwards i had fractured it slightly by the ligament!)
Not sure how i’ll get on as i’ve not been riding as much ..its all for fun 😀
Just seen the post on FB “We welcome the Twisted Crank, Cyclists Tavern to the main tent this year, expect fine ale, live music, DJ’s, bike based drinking games. And darts.” sounds great ..who’s up for a beer ?Posted 3 years ago
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